We take the holidays very seriously here at Kristin Ess Hair HQ. It’s the season of giving, and we’re ready to do just that with this next giveaway...

Starting tomorrow, December 8th, I’ll be asking all of you on Instagram to create your best flatlay using your favorite travel-size beauty products. (If you don’t know what a flatlay is, it’s a photo with objects curated and styled flat on a surface and shot from directly above. Look up #flatlay on IG for ideas)

Break out your TSA approved products and your creativity and style your best flatlay photo. Tag your favorite travel buddy in your caption and use the hashtag #KristinEssHair. The winner will receive all 6 gift sets + another 6 sets for the friend they’ve tagged.

Let’s be honest, I can’t possibly pick just one winner, so I am going to pick 5! I’ll be looking for the best aesthetic/vibe, composition,
photo quality + creativity.

This contest will only go for a few days, so get to snapppin’.

Make sure your photo is posted between: Friday, December 8th (12am PST) and Tuesday, December 12th (11:59 pm PST).

See below for full contest rules + regulations.



Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THE CONTEST (“contest”): A purchase does not increase your chances of winning. Entry into this contest constitutes your acceptance of these Official Rules.


1.Sponsor: The sponsor of this Contest is Kristin Ess Hair, located at 40 Worth Street, 7 th Floor, New York, NY 10013 ( “Kristin Ess” or ”Sponsor”).

2. Eligibility: The Contest is open to US legal residents only. There is no restriction regarding the age of the person. Persons in any of the following categories are NOT eligible to participate or win prizes in the Contest: (a) any person who is a Kristin Ess Hair employee, director, officer, agent or independent contractor; (b) individuals who are immediate family members (defined as spouse, IRS dependent, biological or adoptive or step- mother, father, sister, brother, daughter or son, and each of their respective spouses) of, or who reside in the same household as, any person in any of the preceding categories. Void where prohibited. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

3. Contest Period: The Contest begins on Friday, December 8th, 2017 at 12:00 AM PST and ends on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST (the “Contest Period”).

4. How to Enter: To enter, entrants must complete the following method of entry listed below, and agree to the terms of the Contest (“Entry”). The Sponsor’s designated agent’s computer system shall be the official timekeeper for the Contest registration page. Entries are subject to all notices posted online including Sponsor’s privacy policy. All Entries become Sponsor’s property and will not be returned, or acknowledged and will not be received or held in confidence. Entrants can enter the Contest by following the below steps:
1)Instagram Post a photo on Instagram that will include a “flatlay” (a flat picture on surface) of a travel size hair care products by Kristin Ess or any other brand. 2) Tag: When posting the photo include the tag #kristinesshair and #Contest 3) In the caption of your post tag your favorite travel buddy 4)Deadline: The post has to be uploaded during the Contest Period. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same Instagram account. Any attempt by an entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant’s entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated, robotic, or third party system to participate is prohibited, and will result in disqualification.

5. Prize Drawing and Entry Periods: There will be a total of five (5) winners “Winner.” The Winner will be notified via Instagram message no later than 24 hours after the Contest Period ends. The Winner may be required to verify his/her name and mailing address prior to issuance of prize. If selected Winner is found to be ineligible, or does not comply with these Official Rules or if prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable may result in the Winner being disqualified and an alternate Winner will be selected at Sponsor’s sole discretion of Prize(s) cannot be substituted, transferred or exchanged for any reason except at the sole discretion the Sponsor.

6. Winner Determination: The Winner’s photo will be judged based on the following criteria: 20% Creativity, 20% Quality of Photo, 20% Color Scheme, 20% Composition, 20% Aesthetic.

7. Prizes and Approximate Retail Values: Kristin Ess will provide each Winner with 2 sets of Kristin Ess Holiday Gift set, one for the Winner and one for the Winner’s favorite travel companion. Each Kristin Ess Holiday Gift Set is valued approximately at $152 dollars “Prize”.

8.Use of Information: The information and photo provided on the Contest entry form or in connection with winning a Prize may be used by Sponsor, its agents and/or subsidiaries for advertising and promotional purposes including, but not limited to, anything in connection with this Contest.

9. Release: By receipt of any Prize, Winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor and any promotional partners, including Target, each of their parent, subsidiary, affiliate, franchisees and related companies, and each of its and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (collectively the “Released Parties”) from and against any losses, damages, rights, claim or cause of action of any kind arising, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, out of participation in the Contest or resulting directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize awarded in connection with the Contest, including without limitation personal injury, death, and/or property damage, as well as claims based on publicity rights, defamation, and/or invasion of privacy. Kristin Ess Hair requires the use of the Winner’s name to be used in marketing materials e.g. the microsite, Instagram, twitter, Facebook, etc., for a period of 12 months following the conclusion of the Contest.

10. Limitations of Liability: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use of any Prize or while traveling to or from any Prize-related activity. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of Prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, abbreviate or suspend the Contest or any portion thereof for any reason without further obligation or advance notice. If the Contest is not capable of running as planned by Sponsor, notice will be posted on https://www.instagram.com/kristin_ess/. In the event that the Contest is abbreviated for any reason, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, but is under no obligation, to award prizes from among all valid and eligible entries received up to the time of termination. By entering, entrants agree to comply with these rules. Any Entrant who attempts to tamper with the Contest, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, shall be disqualified. In the event of a dispute as to who submitted an entry, the Entry will be deemed submitted by (1) the authorized account holder of the Instagram account submitted at the time of entry (1) the authorized account holder of the email account submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” means the natural person who is in control of the email address associated with Instagram or commenting account. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW) FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANTS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. If any portion of these rules is determined to be invalid or illegal, the remaining portions of these rules will remain in effect and be construed with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

11. Disputes: Entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any Prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the appropriate New York State Court located in New York, New York; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstake, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York.

12. Notification: Winner will be contacted directly via Kristin Ess Hair’s Instagram– https://www.instagram.com/kristin_ess/. It is the Winner’s sole responsibility to contact Sponsor within 7 days to collect the Prize.

13. Winner List: To learn the identity of the Winner, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Kristin Ess Hair, 40 Worth Street, Floor 7th, New York, NY 10013. Requests received after December 31, 2017 will not be honored.